Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


454

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains)

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with 4 or more angular segments

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Desmodium viridiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium viridiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-018:
Desmodium viridiflorum   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Desmodium viridiflorum

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Meibomia viridiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Velvety Tick-trefoil, Velvety Tick-clover